Test Details

Mnemonic

DDPUC

Ordering Code

3618900

CPT-4 Code(s)

80307

Specimen Information

Collect

Umbiblical cord
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Specimen Preparation

Collect at least 8 inches of umbilical cord (approximately the width of a sheet of paper). Drain and discard any blood. Rinse the exterior of the cord segment with normal saline or sterile water. Pat the cord dry and transport the 8 inches of umbilical cord in a screw-capped plastic urine cup or a security kit for Meconium/Umbilical Drug Detection. Transport refrigerated.
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Minimum Volume

6 inches
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Cords soaking in blood or other fluid, formalin fixed, or decomposed tissue
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Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 21 days
Frozen: 1 year
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Methodology

Qualitative Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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